Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Makeup

Certificate in Hairdressing - G022

Conway Park Full Time Level 1 Duration 20 weeks

Or Application Form & Reference Form to be returned to Student Services

If you are interested in this course after September, please contact the Student Adviser on 551 7777. This course provides you with an introduction to the hairdressing industry.

Course Details

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing is to prepare you to progress to the next level of vocational learning. All the units within this qualification directly relate to the hairdressing industry. The units in this qualification include: introducing you to the hair and beauty industries, how to present a professional image and working with others in the salon, salon reception, develop your creative skills in the art of dressing hair, applying temporary colour, create a hair and beauty image, provide effective shampooing and conditioning hair, how to display retail stock and the creative art of styling women's hair. Throughout this qualification you will develop your skills of shampooing, blow-drying and styling women's hair. You will also develop your knowledge of different hair types and health and safety requirements and how to present yourself within the hairdressing industry. You will learn how to section hair effectively and how to apply temporary colour. These skills and knowledge will together prepare you for the next level of vocational study. You will cover the following:

  • Shampooing & conditioning
  • Introduction to styling hair
  • Health and Safety

You will also spend time in the Salon Reception area taking responsibility for the clients entering and leaving the salon. Work experience with our college technicians

During your course there will be opportunities for attending National shows and exhibitions.

Timetable Info

Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 or Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 09:00 — 16:00

Entry Guidelines
  • This is a study programme for students that are 16-18 years.
  • A Relevant Entry Level qualification or 3 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above.
  • You need to have a genuine interest in Hairdressing.
  • An ability to communicate one to one e.g. to a tutor or client and to follow verbal instructions from a tutor or client.
  • You need the skills for working with customers e.g. helping to put on a gown and directing the client to the appropriate salon and workstation.
  • You must be prepared to give and receive treatments to/from other students on your course.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference or school report.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment to undertake particular activities as part of your studies. These will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career.

Equipment / Uniform required for this course:

  • Basic Kit £218.47
  • Uniform £45
  • Record of Achievement Book £20

NB prices correct as of 29.07.21

If you need support with these costs, don't worry. Click on the link below and complete a bursary application form: https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans

Assessment Method

Practical assessment tests are carried out and written work will be completed. In addition to this there are VTCT online exams that you must sit.

Additional Information

An interview for all candidates will be arranged with a member of the teaching team where you will have an opportunity to discuss the course and your individual needs. You will also undertake a skills test to allow us to assess your dexterity.

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds

  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (grade 4 or above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, trips
  • This profession and course requires you to be able to carry out physical work for long periods of time. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate disabilities.

    Where can I progress to?

    This qualification could lead to Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing.

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    Starting 8th January 2024 - Ending - 3rd July 2024

    REF G022P002

    If you are aged 16-18:


    This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

    Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

    If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

    Fee : £450.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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